Plum jelly shot with @beakvenice 😋 One of the many spoons from her epic soon collection 🥄 Then vintage glass wear which just makes everything taste more delicious 😍 Jelly is underrated 👊🏼
London food I miss you! As strange as it sounds, when I’m back in London from Italy, it is all about eating for me. As much as Italy is famous for great food, Venice is not. Saturated with tourists, unfortunately if you serve average food you still get bums on seats. 🍴 Mostly I miss Japanese and Vietnamese, big healthy wholesome noodle soups and Buddha bowls full of goodness ! 🦐 I recently shot the above dish for @johnrossjrsmokedsalmon devoured the bowl after, then recreated it in different ways for a week! 🍜 Venice has demanded I cook more but man when I’m back in London all I do is EAT OUT. 👩🏼🍳 This evening I ordered two udon bowls and ate them both, simply because I couldn’t decide. Why not?! @evelina_ can vouch for me... Tomorrow is @fortnums Christmas shoot. A swift turn from noodles to biscuits 🍪 bring it on!!!
As a whole I don't get super stressed, I’m human and things bug me but a bad coffee ticks me off more than a major business breakdown or family conflict. I think we're able to handle a lot more than we think in life - it's all about perspective. And rather than getting stressed, overreacting and fueling the fire, our work is with learning techniques in how to shift our perspective when we need most. ⠀ ⠀ I walk⠀ I do yoga ⠀ I breathe⠀ I stretch⠀ I twist ⠀ I move⠀ I sit⠀ I meditate⠀ ⠀ I do what I can do invite change into my body and to shift the blockages which have formed. ⠀ ⠀ Stress is a blockage and one of the best ways to get unstuck and clear a blockage is to invite change into the environment where your stress has formed. ⠀ ⠀ This change may be stopping, not moving, sitting and being with yourself and your breath for ten minutes. ⠀ ⠀ This change may be freely dancing around the room to your favourite song. ⠀ ⠀ This change may be sitting in a sauna, bringing extreme change through heat. ⠀ ⠀ This change may be sex. ⠀ ⠀ My point is this. Whether slowing down or speeding up, cooling off or getting hot, when we are stuck in life we can serve ourselves by inviting change into our bodies. ⠀ ⠀ Everything starts with the body. ⠀
As we shift our bodies, we shift our perspectives and are able to reach new, untapped creative brilliance. Through movement and the body, soul journey of yoga, my life’s work is helping you to get unstuck and awakening your passion so you can radiate authenticity and create a business and life that rocks. It begins in practice, in yoga, in dance, with movement, with the breath, in meeting yourself.... and it stays with you in all areas of your life. Inviting this type of transformation into our lives is unquestionable. Awaken potential and radiate authenticity. MOVE ✨ SHINE ✨ TRANSFORM I teach this beautiful practice weekly here in Venice. For more details on classes inbox me here or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Today I lost a little trust in the universe. ⠀ ⠀ It lasted a about 5 minutes. ⠀ ⠀ When I registered it and realised what was happening I followed a few simple steps....⠀ ⠀ I moved ⠀ ⠀ I physically moved my body ⠀ ⠀ I touched my toes⠀ ⠀ I went for a walk⠀ ⠀ I stretched my arms high⠀ ⠀ I opened newness in my body ⠀ ⠀ I connected with the light within myself ⠀ ⠀ I reminded myself of the resources and support constantly and readily available to me:⠀ ⠀ The air we breath⠀ ⠀ The light which we bathe in ⠀ ⠀ The earth which we walk on ⠀ ⠀ Simply being is a utter gift! ⠀ ⠀ It’s not until we trust, believe and live in flow that we can truly receive the offerings that are be given. ⠀ ⠀ We we don’t believe in light, love and abundance. ⠀ ⠀ Light, love and abundance won’t come to us.⠀ ⠀ I am here. ⠀ ⠀ I trust the universe.
Today I’m reminded to always follow your heart. ⠀ ⠀ Let go of the should’s and the over thinking...⠀ ....close your eyes....⠀ ....take a breath....⠀ ....arrive home to yourself....⠀ And right there, in that space, you always know what do to. ⠀ ⠀ When we answer our questions with long sentences, we are coming from your heads. ⠀ ⠀ The heart answers in one, two or three words. In the space of that inhale, allow the first word that emerges from your heart be the guide for your highest self. ⠀ ⠀ Give it a go.... ⠀ ⠀ When we live from our hearts and it shines through our eyes, it shines through our smile and into the energy around us. Allowing others to ignite from our light. ⠀ ⠀ Somewhere along the way we often lose this freedom and connection with self and cloud it with overthinking. This beautiful woman I met in the rice paddies in Bali, reminded me of the true essence of living from the heart.⠀ ⠀ Thank you.
May your Sunday be filled with winter light⠀ May your Sunday be filled with bubbles⠀ My your Sunday be filled with gatherings with friends ⠀ May your Sunday be filled with toasts and love May your Sunday be filled with reflection and gratitude ⠀ May your Sunday be filled with stillness and comfort ⠀ May your Sunday be filled with flavour May your Sunday be filled with nurture⠀ May you’re Sunday be whatever you need it to be
What does freedom look like for you? ⠀ ⠀ I’m pretty sure it looks different for everyone. For some, it’s no schedule or boss telling them what to do. Maybe it looks like a ton of cash. Health is a freedom we all take for granted until we lose it. Freedom might look like running along a beach. Dancing in a forest under the trees. Laying under the stars after climbing a mountain. Watching the sunrise over Venice. ⠀ ⠀ Freedom to me looks like the knowledge I can take responsibility and am responsible for my own happiness every day. I get to choose, I am free to choose, how I go out into the world, what I give and what I absorb. ⠀ ⠀ Recently I have forgotten a few times that we are not responsible for other people happiness. We are only free to control how much we ourselves shine. ⠀ ⠀ I just read an awesome blog post by @gabbybernstein where she says You don’t want to deprive somebody of their bottom. It was such an ahha line for me. Some of the moments I am most grateful for in life are my rock bottom moments. I got there because people gave me the freedom to fall, to meet myself where I was. There it was where I was able to feel free to be there and stand up even stronger (when I was ready). ⠀ ⠀ So what does freedom look like? ⠀ ⠀ Freedom looks like letting people be who they are and remembering you are free to be who you are. Freedom looks like letting people fall, letting people go, letting be shine. You are master of your destiny and responsible for your own happiness. Not of others. ⠀ ⠀ That's the type of freedom which makes us shine and light up the world.
LEARNING TO KNOW YOUR BODY⠀ ⠀ My energy is low.⠀ ⠀ Tomorrow I need to shoot a film with a friend who has come to Venice for one night only. ⠀ ⠀ What did we decide to do this evening? ⠀ ⠀ Not see each other, find our way to our beds and feel fresh and creatively ready tomorrow. ⠀ ⠀ We have to listen to the messages which shine through our bodies.⠀ ⠀ That doesn't mean we overindulge and feed our ego when we are scared or lazy. We must journey through challenges and know the difference between fear and a real need to stop. BUT HOW?⠀ ⠀ A few relatable POSITIVE examples of ignoring the messages the body gives you:⠀ ⠀ - You're dating someone new, it's going super well and you're so scared of being hurt again, you want to close down, not open your heart and avoid entering this beautiful (and fucking scary) new dance. A perfect time to ignore, open your heart more than ever and love as authenticly as possible. ⠀ ⠀ - You're on a run, you're tired and you want to stop, but you push through and find a space of energy and lightness. ⠀ ⠀ - You want to connect with your dream client, but you don't feel ready enough, good enough. Another perfect example of when to ignore the voice in your head, the feeling in your gut, your ego, and feel the fear and do it anyway. ⠀ ⠀ There are many times it's bloody awesome to ignore your body and equally times it does a lot of damage. Learning how to be in tune with this listening starts with being in tune with yourself. I do my fine tuning on the mat - yoga. ⠀ ⠀ When we have a harmonious dialogue between ourselves and our bodies we make better choices and judgements in our lives. Which lead to healthier, happier, more fulfilled and enriched experience in this crazy world. ⠀ ⠀ Everything starts with the body.